The law is commonly called the Cookie law. Based on the information from cookielaw.org, it applies to European Union (EU) organizations that have web sites, and states that they have to tell visitors how they use cookies, and obtain user consent.

How does this fit with Alseyon.com?

  • Alseyon is a US-owned and operated entity
  • Alseyon does not target EU users
  • Therefore Alseyon is not subject to the Cookie law

Then why have anything on the web site about the EU cookie law?

  • Mediumship, spirituality, and Spiritualism are popular subjects in the United Kingdom (UK), which may bring users to Alseyon.com
  • All visitors, whether they are from the UK, the EU, or anywhere else should have an idea of how Alseyon.com handles privacy and user information via cookies

So how does Alseyon.com handle cookies and tracking code?

  • Alseyon uses some session cookies (which disappear after you close your browser) to track the first page (oldest page) you've been on
  • Alseyon does not use persistent cookies for user tracking (persistent cookies are stored on the your computer/device)
  • If you're an administrative user, Alseyon does use a few persistent cookies
  • The software components that make up the Alseyon.com site could add javascript-initiated third party tracking code into the site. There is additional software in place to stop this from happening.

What is Joe's analysis of all this stuff?

  • The few cookies that the site uses are inconsequential, and are there just for maintaining your session
  • The site is safer than many, as it has software in place to protect your privacy, especially from third party tracking code

So how does a user indicate their consent to use cookies?

  • There is a header at the top of the page just below the banner describing your consent via continued browsing, along with a link to this page
  • If you are not logged in, continuing to browse the site indicates your consent. If you do not consent, do not browse the site.
  • At registration, you indicate your consent to allow the use of cookies, as described on this page

 Joe

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